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Manna Epicure

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151 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 2413
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 08:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very popular place to eat, especially on Sunday, so it's worth making a reservation if you don't want to wait for a table. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend going here for brunch.

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Thank jrsrichards
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Manna is one of those consistently superb restaurants, any time of the year, and definitely a Saturday lunchtime favorite. The quality of the food, the service, the general ambience has always been nothing less than excellent - and much recommended, especially the calamari salad!

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Thank Ohjaygeen
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice feel, almost on pavement in converted house. Very hot morning and they have no aircon or fans. We sat on the covered verandah and the waiter was pleasant and efficient and made recommendations. There was no garnish or attempt to make the plate attractive. I cant really remember what we ate except that we were not overly impressed. They... More 

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Thank adelek2
AgnesCT, Owner at Manna Epicure, responded to this review

Good morning adelek2, I am sorry we failed to impress you, just like the 4 other places you reviewed on the same day. It is sad you couldn't remember what you ate but remembered that there was no garnish on the plates. We happen to garnish every plate with either pesto, balsamic glaze or pea shoot so It is rather... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would not take a booking for more than 6 people in season. Don't see the point to this. Service was slow, a little surly and not up to standard. Good food quality and portions.

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Thank Paul M
AgnesCT, Owner at Manna Epicure, responded to this review

Dear Paul M, Thank you for your feedback, I am glad to read you enjoyed the quality and portion size of your meal. Not taking large tables during December holiday is a business decision for a fast table turning to limit the queuing time and still ensure smooth running of operation. I'd be happy to accommodate your large group anytime... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid this restaurant unless you would like to be ignored and like sitting at a table without any service. Can't tell what the food tastes like as wasn't given the opportunity despite booking a table two weeks in advance. They didn't even seem to know we had booked the table. Quite shocking!!!!!

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Thank GuyC562
AgnesCT, Owner at Manna Epicure, responded to this review

Dear GuyC562, We have a team of passionate people here at manna, they take their job seriously.Your reservation was in and we were expecting you, the waiter assigned to your table was extremely busy at the time of your arrival, as everyone arrived at the same time. This is why you waited for his attention longer than you wish you... More 

Cape Town
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best ribs in Cape Town. 👍🏻 Along with the excellent service and central location, it's really worth the visit for a good lunch or dinner.

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Thank Charlduplessis
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food ... enjoyed every time we visited .. well presented tasty food ... a must for anyone visiting Cape Town

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Thank Pankaj R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening and a delicious meal. Highly recommend the beef fillet, and the lemon tart was delicious!

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Thank Vanna H
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning food. A great little find on upper Kloof. It is very small so try to book ahead. All of the food is made in house- the menu is fresh and healthy and has a great range of three courses. I oddly had the vegetarian lasagne as wasn't overly hungry, but it was exceptional. I love it when staff... More 

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Thank EdwizzleDizzle
AgnesCT, Owner at Manna Epicure, responded to this review

Dear EdwizzleDizzle, Thank you so much for being such a great supporter of manna epicure, I love it! THIS is exactly why we do what we do.... Thank you... Kind regards, Agnes More 

Saint Nom la Breteche
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243 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly an attractive place in a small Victorian house in a quiet area of Cape Town among many other restaurants. Warm welcome nice tables with white tablecloth well a good start. Then I must say that the cousine was very basic my fish overlooked not bad of course. I was expecting more perhaps a bad day !

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Thank Francois L
AgnesCT, Owner at Manna Epicure, responded to this review

Dear Francois L, Thank you for your valuable feedback, I am sorry you didn't have a good experience at manna, overcooking food never leaves a good impression of the restaurant and fish is such a delicate produce, it is not acceptable and I am truly sorry. There are so many good restaurants in Cape town, I am sure you'd rather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 2413
Description
The passionately-crafted menu reflects a synthesis of French and South African cuisines, with an exciting Argentinian twist.
Open 7 days a week, for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?